Critical Supplies

FEMA Issues Guidance on Export of Prioritized Scarce Health and Medical Supplies (4.7.20)

On April 7, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a temporary final rule  in the Federal Register that establishes new temporary export restrictions on five types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and authorizes Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to temporarily detain exports of those products. The rule is effective immediately.  This temporary rule will stay in effect until 120 days from its final publication, currently scheduled for April 10, 2020, or August 8, 2020. (Source. DHS)

Manufacturing Capabilities & Critical Supplies

The administration is seeking volunteers who can donate and provide and/or produce large-scale quantities of critical supplies to help the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KMS is affiliated with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program.  KMS is the MEP Center for Kansas.  The National MEP organization is in direct contact with the White House and the COVID-19 Taskforce.  KMS is also working with state leadership in Kansas.  

If you are a manufacturer who currently provides or has the capabilities to quickly develop and produce products, services, and equipment to the medical supply chain or other essential items – KMS needs to hear from you today!

Kansas appreciates the manufacturers who are ready and able to retool to help in producing critically needed COVID-19 supplies—whether you are already making these supplies or need guidance for adapting to do so. 

This page lists the critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment that are needed.

Thank you for your help in this effort.

CAN NOW PRODUCE. We are identifying companies that make critical supplies, in particular Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Your participation and input is very important. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your capabilities by completing our survey, in partnership with the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, through the link below. (Source. FOME)

WANT TO PRODUCE. For manufacturers interested in making these supplies, you will want to review the latest FDA or CDC guidance for the product. For most of the critically needed products, you will likely be required to obtain federal certification to begin manufacturing and sales. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your proposed capabilities by completing our survey, in partnership with BioKansas, through the link below. This will allow us to provide you additional information and resources as they become available. (Source: BioKansas)

See the Open Source Medical Supply Guide for some designs and manufacturing specifications for critical supplies. 

Selling to the Federal Government (Source. FEMA)

To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011)

This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines.  Registration information can be found at  Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.

If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at

Selling to the State of Kansas (Source.

Procurement Form

There are over 20 critical supplies needed to respond to COVID-19

  • Gowns, Disposable, All Sizes -ISO rated, surgical gowns, impermeable, polypropylene, 3-layer, one size fits all
  • N95 Masks
  • Surgical Procedure Masks
  • Surgical Procedure Masks w/Shield Attached
  • Face shields - with band, disposable
  • Goggles -antifog, splash/impact-resistant, Condor, similar to Grainger #1VT70
  • Gloves, Exam, All Sizes - long cuff 11-12", nitrile
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) - MaxAir CAPR System
  • PAPR Hoods, All Sizes - 3M or alternative brands
  • PAPR Filters
  • Comfort Strips (Max Ari 2000-201)
  • Li-Ion Batteries, Small (Max Ari 200-36T)
  • Impermeable Barriers
  • Sanitizing/Disinfectant Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer Bottles
  • Hand Sanitizer Refills
  • Hand Soap - any sizing, foaming or not, sanitizing
  • Cleaning Solution Spray - Vionex, Cavicide or similar
  • Biohazard Waste Bags - red
  • Digital thermometers (forehead)
  • Disposable Thermometers
  • Disposable Stethoscopes
  • Ventilators & Parts